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Gazeta do Rio de Janeiro was the first newspaper to be published in Brazil. It was printed twice a week. It was pro government for the then Portughese rulers of Brazil. Its editor was Friar José Tiburcio Rocha. It was renamed Gazeta in 1821 and shutdown after Brazil got Independence.[1][2][3][4]

Gazeta do Rio de Janeiro
Gazeta do Rio de Janeiro 1808.png
Page 1 of 10 September 1808 edition of the Paper
Type Biweekly
Founded 10 September 1808.
Language Portuguese
Headquarters Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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  2. ^ Ross Eaman (12 October 2009). The A to Z of Journalism. Scarecrow Press. p. 91. ISBN 978-0-8108-7067-3. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
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  4. ^ "A Gazeta do Rio de Janeiro". Portuguese. Retrieved 2013-06-21.